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The World vs Back Pain: A Discussion

The headline “How back pain took over the world” caught my attention as I was glancing over back related news. In the October issue of […]

By |October 19th, 2016|Back Pain, Neck Pain|

Sleep & Pain: When it Goes Wrong, Life Can be Miserable

Patients often don’t realize the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. When you are tired, little things irritate you more and often people channel […]

By |May 26th, 2016|Back Pain, Neck Pain, Sleep|

Has the Concussion Issue Decreased Participation Rates in High School Football?

Ever since US Soccer published their guidelines for limiting heading in Youth Soccer, the spotlight has burned brighter regarding the risk of brain injury associated […]

By |February 26th, 2016|Concussions, Neck Pain, Sports|

Why Do Complications Happen?

Once a back or neck surgery decision is made; a consent form is signed detailing risks and benefits of surgery. Typical benefits from surgery include […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Neck Pain, Obesity, Smokers, Surgery|

What is Spine Surgery?

When describing surgical options to patients, I often divide procedures into 2 basic concepts. “Unpinch what is pinched” vs “Stop moving parts that hurt from […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Fusion, Laminectomy, Laminotomy, Neck Pain, Surgery|

Treating Spinal Pain: Fusion vs. Disc Replacement

Traditionally, neck, lower back or spinal pain that cannot be alleviated by aggressive, non-surgical treatment has been treated by spinal fusion. Although there are a […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Disc Replacement, Fusion, Neck Pain|

Workers Comp Talk 2015: Causation

The Annual New Mexico Workers Comp Talk 2015 meeting took place at the Ysleta Resort in Albuq, NM on May 13-15th. I was given an […]

By |May 18th, 2015|Featured Talks, Neck Pain|

Options for Neck Surgery – Disc Replacement vs. Fusion

When considering options for neck surgery, consider several things. Cervical disc disease results from damage to vertebrae in the neck, which can lead to neck […]

By |December 12th, 2014|Disc Replacement, Fusion, Neck Pain, Surgery|